Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Dashing Norman Kerry wasn't exactly what one would call a "cowboy" type, but that didn't stop his home studio of Universal from casting him in Under Western Skies. The plot centers around two basic incidents: A wild horse roundup and a championship hurdling race. Bob Erskin (Norman Kerry) captures and tames a magnificent wild stallion then rides the horse to victory in the race. Much of the climax was filmed during the real-life Pendleton Round-Up, an annual Oregon event. Critics who carped that the storyline of Under Western Skies was shaky had no complaints about the thrill-packed finale.